DePaul At Creighton Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

Posted by Eric Williams on Thursday,February 9, 2017 3:16, EST in

The 23rd-ranked Creighton Bluejays likely won’t have any problem beating the reeling DePaul Blue Demons when they square off in their Big East battle on Friday, making the only real question surrounding this affair whether or not the Bluejays will cover the NCAA basketball spreads.

Let’s find out now, what’s going to go down at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois at 2:00 PM ET.

DePaul Blue Demons At Creighton Bluejays Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 PM ET
Where: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

 

 

Why Bet The DePaul Blue Demons

There are three good reasons to bet on the Blue Demons (8-16 SU, 8-15 ATS) in this contest. DePaul is playing at home, they’re completely and utterly desperate and they’ll likely be getting at least 10 points as a home dog against the superior Bluejays. Unfortunately, DePaul averages a modest 70.0 points per game to rank just 257th in scoring while simultaneously allowing 73.5 points per game defensively to rank 218th nationally.

The Blue Demons do have a trio of players that average double digits in scoring, starting with leading scorer Eli Cain (16.5 ppg). DePaul is coming off a 72-61 loss to No. 22 Xavier on Wednesday night but managed to cover the spread as a 14.5-point road underdog to move to 3-4 ATS over their last seven games.

Why Bet The Creighton Bluejays

The Bluejays (20-4 SU, 15-7 ATS) were on the wrong end of a heartbreaking 82-80 home loss to Xavier while failing to cover the spread as a 5-point favorite. While Creighton has their modest two-game winning streak snapped, I believe that will serve as more motivation for the Bluejays to dispatch DePaul even more forcefully.

The Jayhawks are 7-3 over their last 10 games and are ranked a stellar 16th in scoring (84.7 ppg) while allowing 72.5 points per game defensively (191st). Four players average double figures in scoring, including guard Marcus Foster’s team-high 18.0 points per game.

 

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

DePaul has gone 8-6 at home while Creighton has gone a near-perfect 6-1 in seven road dates this season. More importantly, the Bluejays beat the Blue Demons 83-66 the last time they visited DePaul as a 16-point road favorite and I believe another similar beating is in store this time around. Expect Creighton to be favored by approximately 15 points, but don’t worry, the high-scoring Jays will cover it with just a bit of room to spare.

My final score prediction is Creighton 88 DePaul 69